For Sara Fgaier, the mentorship has been an extraordinary opportunity to be guided by one of the most revered film editors, Walter Murch. Her mentor enjoys working with young people and likes the way their questions make him examine assumptions in established thinking.
Zhang Yimou has been depicting Chinese heroism for decades in his cinematic masterpieces. The mentorship gave his protégée, a gifted Palestinian director, a rare opportunity to observe as he created a new feature film – a story of sacrifice and war.
In an unprecedented act of trust and respect, the mentor invited his protégée to watch the cutting of a new feature film. This and other valuable gifts mark an extraordinary year for a young film-maker.
The 29-year-old protégé has shot his second feature under the guidance of mentor Stephen Frears. The story explores the lifestyle of the young, idle members of Peru’s upper classes.
It began with them talking movies over fish curry and wine. It ended with the certitude that they spoke the same creative language.
February 2014 The multi-award-winning Palestinian film-maker’s second feature continues its juggernaut.
January 2014 The Third Side of the River has been selected for official competition in the Berlin International Film Festival.